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We are introducing this new PEMF device. This device is unique in that it provides complete portability along with extreme miniaturization compared with traditional PEMF devices being used in clinics or home environments. Most devices either treat portions of the body or the whole body at one treatment setting for 10 to 30 minutes, and have limited cell stimulation capacity.
This device is small enough to fit comfortably in any pocket or under/over any wrap and treats specific body parts like organs, joints, teeth, eyes, etc. up to and beyond 24 hours a day.
The small applicator rings are only two inches in diameter and can be placed on either side of the knee, for example, to support the body to completely rebuild the joint over a period of months. It begins working the very first day and stimulates the body to possibly stimulate the growth of stem cells used to rebuild all body parts.
Even though it is placed in a specific area needing treatment, it benefits the entire body in that any stem cells produced will be used throughout the body, not just at that specific place of application. Think of a tiny high tech, thin box, half the size of a cigarette pack, with two small wires extending two feet out with two inch diameter rings at the end of each wire.
This device replaces equipment that can cost anywhere from $5000 up to $30000 dollars. It will be available for less than $1000 dollars.
The meaning of Soma
SomaPulse is a portable pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) device to stimulate the body. The word “soma” comes from the Greek ????, meaning “body”. It also means the the entire body of an organism or the body of an individual as contrasted with the mind or psyche. Another use of the term soma involves a cell body of nerve cell.This is the portion of a nerve cell that contains the nucleus but does not incorporate the dendrites or axon.
I am primarily referring to the use of the term “soma” to refer to the entire body of an organism, i.e. whole person. I am also referring to whole domains. These whole domains may be the entire body, an entire organ, an entire tissue, an entire cell, or an entire metabolic process. That means that these PEMFs affect the body in many layers and levels, down to the level of the atom.
Another way to conceptualize this is the separation between mind/psyche and body. However, that still goes to the concept of the whole. Because this applies to different levels of conception of wholes, everything is still part of a “whole”. A whole may be a universe, planet, consciousness, body, organ, tissue, atom, etc.
So, in the greater sense, soma is various levels of whole depending on one’s focus.
In a biologic sense, this refers to all the tissues of the body, which contains the cells of the body, and all the functions therein, from macro to micro.
PEMFs stimulate all the levels of the body. Since they are externally applied, penetrating all the way through a body, even through clothing, bandages, braces, etc., they are extraordinarily dynamic in stimulating the body at all of its levels.
The focus of the SomaPulse, is from the physics level down to the tissue level.
In stimulating the soma, we are affecting everything below that level, down to the chemistry and the physics. Actually, we are primarily affecting the physics, which then cascades up to affect the chemistry, which cascades up to affect the tissue. From a time perspective, we affect the physics first, then the chemistry, then the tissue. Therefore, there are generally lag times in the amount of time that it takes to achieve effects at the tissue level. If a problem in the body exists at the energy level, i.e. the physics level, then results can happen dramatically and very quickly. Normally, however, things are layered with much more complexity. That means that in any given problem and body, you will have all three layers involved, physics, chemistry and tissue. The physics level will respond quickly, within minutes to hours. The chemistry level will respond in days to weeks, and the tissue level will respond in weeks to years, depending on the regeneration capacity/cycling of that tissue.
So, I use the term soma to refer to the whole body and whatever is within, down to the atomic level. Soma includes the whole body and everything within. If you touch a piece/part of the body, the whole perceives that touch. Any experience within a part of the whole affects the whole. Therefore, PEMFs applied to any part of the body affect the whole. Therefore they affect the soma.
Somatology is the study of events in a body. Obviously a body is formed of all of the events from the whole body down to at least the atom level, and with more emerging concepts even the subatomic level.
Therefore, SomaPulse, is a PEMF system, employing dynamic, pulsating electromagnetic fields that are strong enough and with enough differentiation of the frequencies and signal form to significantly affect the soma from gross, i.e. macroscopic, to atomic, effectively always in a positive direction.
History of the SomaPulseTM
This new American-developed technology is the result of scientific research and development that evolved from programs funded by NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) in the 1990’s. Dr. Robert Dennis was the design engineering and biophysics consultant to the NASA program and has continued to develop the technology under an exclusive sub-license of the NASA patents. After more than 15 years of research and development of the PEMF technology, radical design enhancements, and several new patents beyond the original NASA research, this technology is now being introduced for use with both humans and animals.
This technology has been shown to create nerve stem cell fiber growth in culture and to double the rate of production of ECM (extracellular matrix – the connective structure between cells) in at least two scientific studies. Testing has shown significant reduction in joint pain within a few days to weeks when used as directed.
Principles of Operation
The design of the SomaPulse device is based on known laws of classical physics from Maxwell’s equations, specifically Faraday’s Law of Induction, as well as both classical quantitative physiology of excitable tissues and modern theories on functional adaptation in musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, and other structural tissues.
It is known that muscle and nerve tissues respond directly to electrical excitation by the trans-membrane cascade of ions; this results in the propagation of electrical action in nerves or in contraction in muscles. It is also widely thought that most structural tissues, especially bone, tendon, ligament, articular cartilage, and perhaps skin, respond to selective ion flow in the paracellular space between the cell membrane and the extracellular matrix (ECM) when the tissue is subjected to mechanical stress. This ion flow is thought to be the signal that initiates the cellular-level response leading to functional adaptation, repair, and regeneration of structural tissues.
The SomaPulse device works by using Faraday’s law of induction which says that the leading-edge of the magnetic field is proportional to the induced electric field. That means that the front part of the magnetic field causes an increase in the energy in the cell, i.e. the charge. It is this law that makes things work like electrical transformers, electric motors, and magnetic audio and video tape. Based on these known laws, SomaPulse, has the type of magnetic field necessary to generate an electrical field in the para-cellular space around each cell in the right range of field strength and duration to cause a cellular response. These calculations are based on classical physiology where amplitude is equal to Rheobase (intensity) and duration is equal to Chronaxie (time).
There are at least 800 peer-reviewed papers, supporting the fact that electrical shock and electrical currents can induce significant acceleration of restoration in bone tissue and other tissues (tendon and ligament). But the problem has always been (a) locating electrodes close enough to and properly placed around the bones to be stimulated electrically, and (b) the fact that free electrical current follows a random path of least resistance resembling a lightning bolt. A few cells directly in the path of the “lightning bolt” will be hyper-stimulated, while the other 99% of cells outside the “lightning bolt” receive essentially no stimulation. Yet crude as it is, electrical stimulation of bone still has significant beneficial effects when applied properly. The scientific literature in support of this conclusion is very compelling.
To solve these two problems the SomaPulse device uses the application of magnetic fields as opposed to electrical fields. It applies magnetic fields (not direct electrical stimulation) mainly because PEMFs do NOT interact directly with the tissues of the body. And the device rapidly changes the strength of the magnetic field. The magnetic field is applied to a volume of tissue using two small coils and then rapidly changing the magnetic field so that it has the optimum level of induced electrical field amplitude (“Rheobase”, calculated from Faraday’s equation) and optimum duration (“Chronaxie”).
Benefits of SomaPulse PEMF Technology
Uniform cell stimulation
The SomaPulse device uses a roughly uniform magnetic field applied over a volume of tissue and then carefully controls the rapid changes in the magnetic field to induce the desired electrical field in that same volume of tissue. It therefore uniformly stimulates all cells in the affected volume with roughly equivalent electromotive force on the ions in the paracellular and paranuclear spaces. This uniform stimulation thereby emulates the effects of mechanical stress on the tissues (that presumably signal by ion flux in the paracellular space and through voids and conduits in the ECM). The very significant difference between the SomaPulse system and electrical stimulation in general is in the uniformity of the stimulation: unlike electrical stimulation there is no “lightning bolt” path of hyper stimulated cells. Instead, all cells in the affected volume receive a nearly uniform level of stimulation, just as they would during mechanical stress from the environment.
No electrodes, non-invasive
Electrodes do not need to be implanted as is usually necessary for electrically stimulating bone. The SomaPulse device uses absolutely no electrodes and is completely non-invasive.
Tissue subjected to minimum stress
Because the SomaPulse device simulates ion flow from a simulated mechanical stress without actually applying mechanical stress, the tissue does not get subjected to additional stresses. With severely damaged tissue even low levels of additional stress can reduce function. Also, damaged tissues cannot properly handle their mechanical stress in a helpful way to elicit a functional adaptive response. This is probably why some serious injuries are refractory to recovery: they are no longer able to respond enough to generate regeneration at the cell level. It is likely that the possibility for these responses also change with age, making it more difficult to get regeneration with increasing age beyond maturity.
And so the SomaPulse delivers a simulated paracellular ion flux response as though the tissue were intact and healthy, even if the tissue is badly damaged.
Safe, low-power system
The SomaPulse device gives off very low levels of power because the system is uniform and well controlled in the volume of the tissue to be stimulated. It is optimized to stimulate at low power output levels. In fact, the output is only about 350 milliwatts or about a third of the power of a typical cell phone.
Pulse output tuned to be truly effective
Finally, the SomaPulse is fundamentally different from other suppliers of magnetic pulse devices. While the NASA was done in the 1990’s, Dr. Dennis has done extensive additional research since. SomaPulse is likely the only device that has an actually calculated and tuned magnetic pulse profile to induce electrical fields that make sense physiologically to the cells being stimulated. The SomaPulse device does not simply send out pulses of arbitrary duration, amplitude, frequency or shape. The pulse amplitude and duration are carefully selected based on Rheobase and Chronaxie (see above) measurements mentioned above and the repeating patterns of pulses selected that are based upon known motor-neuron stimulation patterns for musculoskeletal tissues. Both fast-twitch (power) and slow-twitch (postural) muscular and tissue activity are copied.
A variety of cell types are activated, and within cells several different pathways may be activated. Cells in structural tissues (bone, tendon, ligament, muscle, cartilage) seem to be stimulated to activate growing stem cells in the adult stem cell niche in the tissue in question, and these cells go on to begin the regenerative process by making structural proteins for the tissue extracellular matrix. We have known that pretty much for sure since Goodwin’s data in the late 1990s.
More recently it has been shown clearly by several other very good investigators that PEMF closely related to the SomaPulse signal protocols influences inflammation. The effect is very prompt and can be very dramatic. This has the effect of clamping down on undesirable chronic inflammation, and for acute injuries the effects of PEMF seem to include a dramatic, massive and sometimes persistent reduction of edema and pain. For chronic injuries the mechanisms may include central (CNS/brain) feedback loops that are currently being studied with DR Dennis’s colleagues at UNC.
Patented technology to accelerate tissue healing
The SomaPulse technology, originally invented at NASA, employs a carefully designed sequence of magnetic pulses programmed to provide a Pulsed ElectroMagnetic Field (PEMF) around a volume of tissue that is experiencing pain or to assist in the healing process. Currently this device is designed to safely promote healing in muscle, tendon, ligament, skin, and bone tissues. These tissues make up more than 75% of the weight of the body of animals and humans, and often in one or more of these tissues debilitating injury and pain need to be corrected. The SomaPulse is unique because it is based on the physics of electricity and magnetism as well as the physiology of cells and tissues.
It is fair to say that most of the available competing technologies are based on a “wild guess” and high hopes. Engineers are then hired to produce the theoretical or envisioned signal. But that is simply not good enough. The approach used with the SomaPulse has been to use physics and physiology as a guide to the design of the device, and to employ new scientific experiments as needed to fill in the gaps of knowledge, allowing the SomaPulse to enter the market as a very effective and lower cost and portable, battery-operated. Continued focus on the science and engineering and strategic partnering for product testing and development with selected members of our customer base have led to this current version of the SomaPulse P1 device, both for human and veterinary use.
THE SCIENCE TO DATE
Below is a summary of the research that initiated the development of the SomaPulse device, starting with the stimulation of neural stem cells for NASA. Dr. Robert Dennis, PhD, chairman of the department of biomedical engineering at the University of North Carolina, was the inventor of the device used in this study.
Physiological and molecular genetic effects of time varying electromagnetic fields on human neuronal cells
Thomas J. Goodwin, PH.D., Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas
The present investigation details the development of model systems for growing two- and three dimensional human neural progenitor (NHNP ) stem cells within a culture medium facilitated by a time-varying electromagnetic field (TVEMF), ie PEMF. The cells and culture medium are contained within a two- or three-dimensional culture vessel, and the electromagnetic field is emitted from an electrode or coil. These studies further provide methods to promote neural tissue regeneration by means of
culturing the neural cells in either configuration. Grown in two dimensions, neuronal cells
extended longitudinally, forming tissue strands extending axially along and within electrodes
comprising electrically conductive channels or guides through which a time-varying electrical
current was conducted. In the three-dimensional aspect, exposure to TVEMF resulted in the
development of three-dimensional aggregates, which emulated organized neural tissues. In both
experimental configurations, the proliferation rate of the TVEMF cells was 2.5 to 4.0 times the
rate of the non-waveform cells. Each of the experimental setups resulted in similar molecular genetic changes regarding the growth potential of the tissues as measured by gene chip analyses, which measured more than 10,000 human genes simultaneously. This study clearly the ability to use TVEMF to control the proliferative rate, directional attitude, and molecular genetic expression of normal human neural progenitor cells. The procedure is applicable to, but not limited to, the control of NHNP cells in both two-dimensional and three-dimensional culture. The genetic responses both up-regulated and down-regulated genes which were maturation and growth regulatory in nature. These genes are also primarily involved in the embryogenic process. Therefore it is reasonable to conclude that control over the embryogenic development process may be achieved via the presently demonstrated methodology. Specific genes such as human germline oligomeric matrix protein, prostaglandin endoperoxide synthase 2, early growth response protein 1, and insulin-like growth factor binding protein 3 precursor are highly up-regulated. Keratin Type II cytoskelatal 7, mytotic kinesin like protein 1, transcription factor 6 like 1, mytotic feedback 27 control protein, and cellular retinoic acid binding protein are down-regulated. Each of these two sets is only an example from the approximately 320 genes changes expressed as a consequence of exposure to TVEMF.
There is significant precedent in the literature for the results reported above. Kepler et al. (1990) reported the effects of the neurons with oscillatory properties on the composite of neural networks. This work illustrates the likelihood that a pulse width modulated system might bring on specific responses in neural tissues. As previously discussed, Valentini et al. (1993) demonstrated the ability to enhance the outgrowth of neural fibers on materials that possess a weak electric charge. This would indicate that intense electric fields are not necessarily an essential component of this process, and that a weak and persistent stimulus might yield a measurable effect.
Additional evidence of the effects of magnetic fields exists in the work of Sandyk et al. (1992a). This communication details dramatic improvement of a patient with progressive degenerative multiple sclerosis. Briefly, the patient showed considerable improvement when subjected to treatment at a frequency of 2-7 Hz and an intensity of the magnetic field of 7.5 pico Tesla. These parameters marginally parallel those of this report. In a similar fashion, Sandyk et al. (1992b) reported significant improvement in patients treated with the same field strength and intensity. The ability to suppress or stimulate the growth of non-excitable cells has been reported in mouse lymphoma cells by Lyte et al. (1991). A narrow range of electric field was found to be effective at one end to stimulate and at the other to inhibit the growth of these cells. These data might suggest cellular receptors in all cells. To sustain this notion, Brüstle et al. (1996) reported the potential to use neural progenitors for recapitulation of neural tissues. As would be expected, this would require genetic control at the embryonic level. We believe this study indicates our ability to trigger these parametric events.
As is clearly demonstrated in the human body, the bioelectric, biochemical process of electrical
nerve stimulation is a documented reality. The present investigation demonstrates that a similar
phenomenon can be potentiated in a synthetic atmosphere, i.e., two-dimensionally or in rotating
wall cell culture vessels.
One may use this electrical potentiation for a number of purposes, including developing tissues for transplantation, repairing traumatized tissues, and moderating some neurodegenerative diseases and perhaps controlling the degeneration of tissue as might be effected in a bioelectric stasis field.
From PHYSIOLOGICAL AND MOLECULAR GENETIC EFFECTS OF TIME-VARYING ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS ON HUMAN NEURONAL CELLS
Thomas J. Goodwin, PH.D., Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas
Rabbit osteotomy study
This is work conducted at Texas A&M on New Zealand White Rabbits using the SomaPulse signal.
A number of rabbits had incisions made in the forearm bone, the ulna, where section of the bone was removed leaving a significant gap. Under normal circumstances this gap will not heal in, because of the extent of the gap. In the control group without PEMF stimulation, what would normally happen was revealed, that is, there was no bone regeneration in the gap. In the treatment group, after 14 days of treatment there was clear evidence of bone growth in the gap. After 28 days, in the untreated group, there was still no bone growth in the gap. However, in the SomaPulse treated group, there was a dramatic increase in bone growth, and tendons and ligaments. The study was not conducted until full healing occurred, but obviously there were significant differences between the untreated and the treated groups.
Photo of incision X-Ray of bone after incision
After 14 DAYS WITHOUT TECHNOLOGY After 14 days WITH TECHNOLOGY n
After 28 days WITHOUT TECHNOLOGY After 28 days WITH TECHNOLOGY
This technology clearly increases healing in muscle, tendon, ligament, skin, and bone tissues. The study was terminated because the researchers could clearly see the difference between the PEMF system in the sham control devices.
FISH (fluorescence in situ hybridization) is a cell genetic technique developed by biomedical researchers in the early 1980s used to detect and localize the presence or absence of specific DNA sequences on chromosomes. FISH uses fluorescent probes that bind to only those parts of the chromosome with which they show a high degree of sequence complementarity. Fluorescence microscopy can be used to find out where the fluorescent probe is bound to the chromosomes. FISH can also be used to detect and localize specific mRNAs within tissue samples. In this context, it can help define the spatial-temporal patterns of gene expression within cells and tissues.
Using FISH in these SomaPulse signal tests, the first picture shows disorganized/broken FISH pattern chromosomes. The arrows indicate broken up chromosomes. The second graphic shows an example of normal FISH pictures. The third example shows significant improvement of the chromosomes over normal and the broken FISH patterns.
SomaPulse Signal pattern development history
The three stimulation patterns in the SomaPulse are based on the stimulation patterns developed over the years for several different applications. Some of this information has been published by the engineer developing the system, some by others, and quite a lot has not been published at all yet. These different types of experiments and applications have driven the understanding of what the best stimulation patterns are likely to be, mainly for skeletal muscle, with the working hypothesis that what is good for skeletal muscle is likely also good for other tissues of the musculoskeletal and neuromotor system, and based on clinical observations with this PEMF system, that seems to be the case.
The different types of experiments and applications worked on with these signal patterns since 1987 include:
1- Fiber-type transformation by implantable stimulation for cardiomyoplasty experiments
2- Maintenance of skeletal muscle mass and contractility following chronic denervation
3- Maintenance of muscle mass and contractility during disuse (hind limb unweighting) experiments
4- Excitability and contractility in developing and aging muscle
5- Interaction of muscle with tendon and bone tissue during embryonic development (chicks)
6- In vitro tissue engineering of skeletal, cardiac, and smooth muscle
7- Development of control and maintenance stimulation devices for hybrid prosthetic and robotic devices (having built the first ever hybrid robot powered by living muscle at MIT in 2000-2001)
8- Design of in vitro and in vivo bioreactors for growing engineered musculoskeletal and neuromotor tissue cells.
So, taking his experience from about 25 years with all of the above, the most effective and very efficient stimulation patterns were boiled down to three sequences. These electrical stimulation patterns were then transformed by using calculus to determine the necessary magnetic field patterns and how the magnetic fields needed to change over time to induce the desired electrical charge within the tissue being stimulated. Then these magnetic field requirements were converted into a sequence of electrical pulses to be generated by the PEMF generator unit to drive the coils to generate the required magnetic field waveforms. So, it can be seen, that you have to go back several layers to get to the actual stimulation patterns as they would be seen within the PEMF pulse generator itself. These are transformed in space and time to produce the desired fields within the tissue itself. It was also discovered that while a square wave was optimal it was not necessary the most efficient. From an engineering perspective it’s almost impossible to generate a true square wave. Therefore, using engineering assessments, an optimized trapezoidal wave was the results.
From research and experience, it is known that stimulation of muscle will stimulate nerves which stimulates bones and therefore all the intermediately involved cells as well. There are fast twitch and slow twitch muscles. Stimulation patterns for both of these types of muscles are necessary to appropriately stimulate all the muscles of the body, or over those areas where the magnetic field is placed.
The three fundamental PEMF stimulation patterns are:
#1: Simulated slow twitch for stem cell stimulation and slow twitch tissue and muscle activation and contraction: 5/10 Hz electrical square waves tuned to produce the necessary magnetic field trapezoidal waves between the coils. These primary electrical square waves are single electrical pulses alternating positive -> negative -> positive -> … with a 200 ms delay between each pulse to yield 5 pulses per second, with an effective rate of 10 Hz – the same as used in the NASA stem cell/gene study, alternating polarity.
#2: simulated fast twitch muscle activation and contraction:
Short bursts of electrical square waves, one burst each second, repeating for the duration of the second stimulation pattern (10 minutes). Each burst is comprised of 5 electrical square wave pulses at 100 Hz, then a rest period for 1 second, repeat for the duration (10 minutes). All pulses are unipolar (not alternating polarity as above).
#3: exactly the same as #2 above, except with the opposite polarity for the electrical pulses.
All three active settings, that is, settings 1-3, run these three fundamental stimulation patterns, except that setting 3 does not have a rest period.
The Pulse Generator
The pulse generator is the heart of the P2 System. Under microprocessor control, the pulse generator powers the two coils to transmit pulsed magnetic fields into the area to be stimulated.
Single Output Profile, Simple Operation
Designed to be simple to use, the P2 has a small number of switches to control the device operation. Turning it on is as easy as slipping the 9-volt battery into its spring-loaded, quick-insertion slot. When you’re done, simply select one of the control settings. Also, you could slide the battery out to turn off the device.
Based on the control setting selected, the P2 automatically controls the management of stimulation periods and rest periods, if any, as selected, and as indicated above. Periods of rest for setting 1 are sometimes preferred, to allow tissues to recover, however the field intensity is half of what it is for programs 2-3.
In settings 1 and 2, the 41 minute cycle repeats automatically as long as the unit is maintained against the body and the battery is functioning.
When the unit is stimulating the green LED is lit. When at rest the orange LED will be lit. With a red light, the device is in stop mode.
The SomaPulse System
The small size of the pulse generator and the two coils make it easy to locate on most any area of the body. It can be quickly put into place with bandages, velcro straps or other wraps. In many cases it can be worn under clothing, completely hidden from view, thus allowing the wearer to go about normal activities, while running the device for extended periods of time if necessary.
The SomaPulse System has two specially-designed coils powered by the pulse generator. The two coils give you control over how the pulsed magnetic field is shaped so that you can better focus the magnetic field on the injury site. This maximizes the stimulation to the injured tissue while minimizing unnecessary stimulation to surrounding tissues. This ability to control stimulation zones is a unique advantage of the SomaPulse System.
Each coil is flexible, so this allows you to bend and shape the coils to conform them to the surface of the body or limbs, neck, face, jaw, tail or digits.
Two Coils – Adjustable Stimulation Zones
The SomaPulse System’s two coils give you great flexibility in using the system for different areas of the body. They allow you to control how the pulsed magnetic field is shaped into different stimulation zones so that you can better focus the magnetic field on the injury site. This maximizes the stimulation to the injured tissue while minimizing unnecessary stimulation to surrounding tissues.
The coil configurations result in the two different stimulation zones illustrated below. The darker regions of the stimulation zones indicate where the magnetic fields are strongest. The stimulation zone of the opposite-side coil configuration is narrower and deeper, whereas the stimulation zone of the side-by-side configuration is wider and more shallow.
The Opposite-Side configuration is generally used for thinner body sections and joints, such as arms, elbows, knees, ankles, etc. In such cases the two coils are located on opposite sides of the stimulation zone. The SomaPulse P1 magnetic field is sufficient to penetrate deep into the body – such as a chest, or across the hips, etc.
The Side-by-Side configuration can be effective for large, thick parts of the body when the injury is relatively close to the surface, within 2 to 4 inches (50 to 100 mm) of the skin or a side-by-side configuration will lead to higher amount of energy into an area. In these cases the coils are situated on the same side of the injury area, adjacent to each other.
Stimulation Zone of the Opposite-Side Configuration
Stimulation Zone of the Side-by-Side Configuration
Visualizing the magnetic field can be helpful when considering how to place the coils. When the coils are placed on opposite sides, they will generate a magnetic field that fills the space between the two coils. On the left is shown an injury (red jagged shape) between two coils, one above, one below so that only the top coil is visible. On the right is shown the injury, again a red jagged shape, between two coils. The closer together you place the coils, the stronger the field will be, and the more stimulation you will be able to focus onto the injured tissue. As always, place the bumpy side of each coil away from the skin. This ensures that the magnetic fields are lined up properly and not opposed to one another, which would cancel out the magnetic field at the injury site and render the system ineffective.
Also note that it is OK if the wound is larger than can be completely covered by the coils. The stimulation has a beneficial effect on tissues in the general area of stimulation, so coil size and placement do not need to be precise. The magnetic field from the coils also extends to the sides of the coil by upwards of 12 inches. It is best to visualize the magnetic field as a three-dimensional structure going on all sides of the coil.
It may also helpful to move and reposition the coils occasionally, especially if the exact site of the injury is not clear. This will change the orientation of the magnetic field, which may also be beneficial.
Uninjured tissues do not seem to react to the magnetic fields, so it is OK to reposition the coils so that they envelop the injury from different directions. For example, on the first day or two you might place the coils on a limb on the outside/lateral and inside/medial surfaces. Then for the following day or two you might choose to reposition the coils on the back/dorsal and front/ventral surfaces around the injury. You might later decide to place them between these positions, ie, obliquely. To the extent possible it is best to try several options to determine what seems to work best. The preferred placement of the coils might ultimately be driven mainly by practical concerns such as ease of securing or bandaging the coils or placement of the magnetic pulse generator.
Coil Placement Examples
Tissue response often occurs more quickly when coil configurations are periodically alternated between configurations. You are encouraged to experiment with configurations and locations to determine what works best for you.
The illustrations below show just a few of the areas that can benefit from the SomaPulse. Only the coils themselves are shown for clarity and are represented in their flat, non-flexed geometry.
Try to keep the coils no Try to keep the coils no farther apart than 3 coil diameters (about 6 inches). Optimal separation distance is 4 inches or less.
Knee: opposite-side Knee: side-by-side
Lower back: side-by-side Lower back: side-by-side
Neck: side-by-side Neck: opposite side
Shoulder: side-by-side Shoulder: opposite-side
The device has 4 settings. You control these with a small slide switch on the front of the device. Think of these as “power levels”.
Level 0 = OFF. This will also reset the device if there are any problems at start-up. Level 0 will save battery power, but it is recommended to remove the battery and recharge it fully if you do not intend to use the device within the next several hours.
Setting 1 = “normal” power setting (~ 80 Gauss peak): stimulation pattern 1 for 10 minutes, stimulation pattern 2 for 10 minutes, stimulation pattern 3 for 10 minutes, rest or “sleep” mode for 11.5 minutes, repeat whole sequence continuously from the beginning, until batteries run out or are taken out. This setting is recommended for superficial injuries or injures that are not deep in the body, where the coils can be placed relatively closer together (less gap between the coils), or for sensitive tissues that might be slightly irritated by higher power settings.
Setting 2 = “super” power setting (~ 130 Gauss peak), identical stimulation and rest or sleep pattern as setting #1 above but at a higher peak magnetic field strength. This setting is recommended for deeper injuries or injures that are within thicker tissue areas, where the coils must be placed relatively farther apart (greater gap between the coils), or for tissues that are not responding to the lower power setting.
Setting 3 = “super” power setting (~ 130 Gauss peak), identical stimulation and rest pattern as setting #1 and #2 but WITHOUT the rest period, the stimulation pattern repeats starting at stimulation pattern #1 immediately after finishing stimulation pattern #3 with no rest or sleep period. This is recommended for thick or deep tissue stimulation during the day-time, and for shorter periods of use or otherwise as needed.
During operation you will hear a series of sounds as the unit cycles itself.
Individual clicks (light is on, flickers slightly, clicking sound)
Rapid series of pulses (light is on, zipping or chirping sound)
Normal Operation (with coils attached):
Power-on sequence: each time you attach a battery, the red LED should first flash 3 times, then the yellow LED and then the green LED, which will stay flashing while the stimulation patterns are cycling.
After the initial start sequence of lights, the lights indicate as follows:
Green LED on continuously or flickering slightly: normal operation during stimulation
- Yellow LED flashing slowly: SLEEP mode. You can reset the unit to bypass the sleep mode by unplugging and reattaching the battery or returning the switch to zero and then back to whatever level is desired.
Red LED, at start-up or cycling has stopped but the device is still receiving power.
- No LED activity or dim LEDs: batteries are dead or dying: recharge or replace.
The SomaPulse – P2 is an extraordinary pulsed electromagnetic field [PEMF] system that allows portability, flexibility and extraordinary stimulation levels given its portability and battery operation capability. Since it is based on high-level NASA science, regarding stem cell and genetic stimulation, this system offers extraordinary benefits for low-cost and maximum, self use flexibility.
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